Steaming Load Award #1: Messiah Barry insults our intelligence with a microscope .0029% budget cut, a mere 1/35,000th of his proposed $3.5 trillion dollar 2010 spend-a-thon.
One Elephant Clan Senator noted that $100 million is the DAILY interest payment on the $730 billion dollar porkulus bill.
On his blog, Greg Mankiw - he’s a professor of economics at Harvard University - put this empty gesture into its proper perspective with this prose:Just to be clear: $100 million represents .0029 percent of $3.5 trillion.
To put those numbers in perspective, imagine that the head of a household with annual spending of $100,000 called everyone in the family together to deal with a $34,000 budget shortfall. How much would he or she announce that spending had be cut? By $3 over the course of the year--approximately the cost of one latte at Starbucks. The other $33,997? We can put that on the family credit card and worry about it next year.
If Barry wants to impress John Q. Public with his fiscal discipline, he can start much closer to home, by cutting down on the Red Shed’s lavish spending. That means no more $100 a pound steaks. That means buying a Domino’s Pizza, instead of spending a pile of taxpayer money to FLY IN some pizza wranglers from St. Louis. It also means signing up with Netflix, instead of paying super groups to do a special gig at the Red Shed. Finally, it means Michelle Obama finds her frocks on the bargain rack at K-Mart, Target, Sears or Penny's.
This is another of Messiah Barry’s empty gestures, one which tries to do the impossible: Make this steaming pile of Dumbo-eared turds appear to be legitimately PRESIDENTIAL. The sooner we flush the fool, the better.